Skier thanks volunteers

100 Mile House cross-country skier recalls the volunteers of the past

To the editor:

I was skiing on the backside of the Marathon Trail day dreaming about the volunteers who make this town (and trails) great, and I felt strongly enough to want to share it with everyone.

Olaf Strumpet had just been grooming the trails (a volunteer) and I was at the “west checkpoint” and recalled Jack Blannin who, in his day, represented many of the Lions who had volunteered time at that juice station years ago.

And the rest of the day’s ski was filled with gratitude to such people who so many benefit from, as now my children are old enough to ski the marathon.

Thank you.




Peter Swann

100 Mile House

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